Thousands to light up the Glebe for cancer walk

October 21, 2015 | by glebeadmin
Ottawa's Light The Night Walk takes place at Lansdowne this Saturday.

Ottawa’s Light The Night Walk takes place at Lansdowne this Saturday.

Let there be light!

That’s what thousands of Ottawans will be chanting throughout the Glebe Saturday night during The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Light The Night Walk at Lansdowne.

The night is a way for Canadians to support the more than 110,000 Canadians affected by blood cancer today.  The Glebe will be flickering with hope and inspiration all night, as participants wielding illuminated lanterns will tour Ottawa’s most cherished downtown neighbourhood.

“Thousands of walkers carry illuminated lanterns showcasing their relation to the cause; a white lantern for blood cancer patients and survivors, a red one to walk as a supporter and a gold one in memory of a loved one lost,” notes the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website.

The walk starts at 5 p.m. and is free for anyone who wants to join. There are evening walks in nearly 200 communities across North America, with 11 national events in Canada, along with scores of other smaller, volunteer-hosted community walks. Funds raised at the walk will go directly to patients to pay for things like breakthrough therapies, support programs and counselling for families.

Click here to register for the walk.

But that’s not the only thing happening this weekend that you should pay attention to. First of all, while it may not be in the Glebe, you should keep an eye on how the Ottawa Fury FC fare in Jacksonville tonight, as a win or a tie will turn them into champions.

The Fury are just one point away from clinching the Fall Season championship in just their second season as a franchise. A win would give the team their first-ever home playoff game this November. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. in Jacksonville. Go Fury!

After dropping its first four opening games of the season, the OHL’s Ottawa 67s are back on track, winning five of its last six tilts. The team sits in second place in the East Division and a win tonight over Mississauga will put them in a tie for first with Kingston. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. at TD Place Arena. The team has three home games in the Glebe this weekend, including a Friday night tilt with the struggling Oshawa Generals and a Sunday afternoon game vs. the Peterborough Petes at 3 p.m. Click here to get tickets to this weekend’s games.

And it’s still warm enough to get all your goods at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. The market is on this Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And if you’re just in for a weekend of shopping, check out everything we have to offer, from our unique ma and pa shops, our specialty stores you won’t find anywhere in the city. Click here for our comprehensive directory.

Hungry? The Glebe has flavours from across the Globe. Check out our foodie guide and gobble up some fare at one of our many local restaurants.

See you in Ottawa’s most dynamic neighbourhoods, the Glebe.